COVID-19 Test Request

Current Wait Times

View the current wait times for receiving your result after a COVID swab is performed.

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Antibody (IgM) testing

Neither PRAXES or the Province of Nova Scotia Laboratory is able to provide Antibody (IgM) testing in Nova Scotia.

If you have symptoms

If you currently have symptoms of COVID-19 (Click here for the latest list) please click here to do the online COVID-19 Self-Assessment. Use this service to find out if you or a family member needs to get tested for COVID-19. Call 811 if you cannot access the online assessment tool to determine if you require testing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please reference our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for answers to common questions and concerns.

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PRAXES is authorized to provide COVID-19 PCR Testing for:

  • Urgent work-related travel that requires a COVID-19 test before departure
  • Students or migrant workers returning to their home countries when a COVID test is required by their country
  • Travel to visit a vulnerable, ill, or elderly relative, attend a funeral, or for other events on compassionate grounds when required by provinces (outside Nova Scotia) or countries

PRAXES is not authorized to provide CoVID testing for non-essential travel ex: vacations; business travel when virtual meetings are possible; anxiety regarding possible CoVID exposure; etc.

If you need a CoVID-19 PCR swab test, please choose below whether you require testing for an individual or a group. Each request will be considered. After you have submitted the request form, someone from our team will get back to you, ideally within 1 business day. Due to scheduling constraints and lab processing times, please contact PRAXES at least 5 days in advance of your travel.

Sample collection, lab processing, and reporting times are based on activity. To check current wait times, please visit this page –

Request an Individual Test

If you are an individual looking for a COVID-19 PCR test, please click here to complete our individual testing request form. Each person is required to complete a covid test request form:

Book an Individual

Request a Group Test (for groups 6 or greater)

If you looking for COVID-19 PCR testing for a group of people (6 or greater), please contact us via our group request form:

Book a Group Test

Contact us regarding COVID Testing

If you have questions about the COVID-19 testing, need to rebook your appointment, or are looking for your results, please email us at for more information. Due to the high volume of calls that we are receiving, we are returning emails much quicker.